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May 3, 2018

Exhibit: Remembering the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic at Georgetown

Exhibit: Remembering the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic at Georgetown

The Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) Program put together an art exhibit highlighting the impact of the 1918 flu epidemic on Georgetown University.

Three seniors in the STIA program—Jonna Mosoff, Katelyn Shahbazian, and Marina Smith—conducted archival research at Georgetown’s libraries and the Library of Congress to bring to light the impact of last century's Spanish Flu on the Georgetown community. The seniors sifted through old artifacts, and carefully pieced together a cohesive story of how the 1918 epidemic influenced our community. Putting the Great Flu in local context provides an important vantage point for students and the broader Georgetown community to think about its relevance to their institution.

The exhibit will be on display in the entryway to the STIA suite—the fifth floor of ICC—through graduation.

This event is part of Georgetown's Great Influenza Centenary Project.